Premier League Preview: Gameweek 4

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The Premier League presents us with yet another set of exciting fixtures. This Gameweek becomes the first to be played in Midweek. 8 of the fixtures will take place on Wednesday, whiles the other 1 comes on on Thursday. We take a look at what to expect in all 9 fixtures:

BEREKUM CHELSEA VS DREAMS (WEDNESDAY)

Berekum Chelsea “the Giant killers” will welcome Dreams to Berekum for a midweek action. Berekum Chelsea have so far being superb this season, beating Giants Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko on the road. Dreams have also started the new league season impressively, they dropped points for the first time this season in their last outing at home to Legon Cities. Dreams will hope they can get back to winning ways when they travel to Berekum on Wednesday, but that will be an herculean task. They will be facing a team that is yet to concede a goal after playing Hearts of Oak, Liberty Professionals and Asante Kotoko. Dreams, the last side to beat Berekum Chelsea in Berekum. The game ended 1-0, goal courtesy Samuel Pimpong who will be playing against them this time round.

Stat of the match : Dreams have won 2 of their 3 games against Berekum Chelsea. They are the last side to beat Berekum Chelsea at Golden City Park.

Venue: Golden City Park

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Bernard Dumfe Assistants: Bawa Haruna and Alhassan Abdulai 4th Referee: Mahama Ewuntoma Match Commissioner: Paul Ayamba

Prediction: 1-0

EBUSUA DWARFS VS LIBERTY PROFESSIONALS (WEDNESDAY)

Ebusua Dwarfs have had a poor start to the new season, losing to Medeama at home, WAFA and Hearts of Oak on the road. Dwarfs were quite unlucky the last time out, all their handwork against Hearts of Oak was undone by two set pieces from Joseph Esso and Kofi Kordzi. They’ll hope they don’t face similar fate when they face Liberty Professionals in Cape Coast on Wednesday. Liberty are unbeaten so far this season, but are yet to pick all 3 points. They’ll hope they can do that when they face the struggling Dwarfs in Cape Coast.

Stat of the match: Ebusua Dwarfs have won their last 4 home games against Liberty Professionals in the league. They’ve lost the one.

Venue: Cape Coast Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Thomas Alibo Assistants: Isaac Nyamekye and John Nyavor 4th Referee: Eric Owusu Peprah Match Commissioner: Nana Opare Akufu

Prediction: 1-1

ELEVEN WONDERS VS ADUANA STARS (WEDNESDAY)

Techiman Eleven Wonders have had an horrendous start to the league season. They’ve lost all three games and failed to even hit the back of the net. They’ll hope they can change that on Wednesday when they welcome Aduana Stars to Techiman. They face a side that has so far won all 3 games and conceded just a goal. Top scorer Yahya Mohammed will hope to continue his impressive scoring form when he faces the 15th placed side. Aduana’s manager Paul Tandoh has attributed his team’s promising start to the league season to “work ethics”.

Stat of the match: Aduana Stars and Eleven Wonders have met 3 times in all competitions. Aduana have won 2, with the other game being a draw.

Venue: Ohene Ameyaw Park

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Emmanuel Eshun Assistants: Tijani Mohammed and Thomas Ngindieye 4th Referee: Emmanuel Tampuri Match Commissioner: Mike Amedior

Prediction: 1-2

INTER ALLIES VS ELMINA SHARKS (WEDNESDAY)

Inter Allies will welcome Elmina Sharks for the first of 3 games to be played at the Accra Sports Stadium this gameweek. Inter Allies have so far won a game and lost two. They lost their last game to Karela by 2 goals to 1, conceding in the dying embers of the game. Elmina Sharks on the other hand are yet to win a game this season, they’ve drawn their last two games and lost the first one away to Bechem United. Sharks will hope they can secure their first three points of the season come Wednesday. They will also hope that star man Benjamin Tweneboah can finally find his scoring boot. Benjamin Tweneboah though already has two man of the match awards to his name.

Stat of the match: Elmina Sharks have played Inter Allies 5 times in all competitions. They’ve won 2, drawn 2 and lost the other one. All 5 games has produced less than 3 goals.

Venue: Accra Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: George M. Vormawah Assistants: Patrick Papala and Ali Timuah Baah 4th Referee: Frederick Samena Match Commissioner: Augustine Asante

Prediction: 0-0

KING FAISAL VS BECHEM UNITED (WEDNESDAY)

Alhaji Grusah’s King Faisal sit 17th on the league log. The Kumasi side has so far lost all 3 games this season, 4-1 to Dreams in Dawu, 1-0 to Ashanti Gold at home and 2-1 to Aduana away from home. King Faisal will hope they can turn around their misfortunes come Wednesday when they face Bechem United in Kumasi. Bechem United have also had a quite okay start to the season, they have two wins to their belt so far, but all wins have come at the Nana Gyeabour Park. Bechem United are awful on the road, they’ve won just 5 games in their last 38 away league games (including the 2017/2018 league season). An away record that will give Alhaji Grusah’s side some hope.

Stat of the match: Bechem United have won just 5 times in their last 38 away league games.

Venue: Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Benjamin Kwame Sefah Assistants: Mumuni Fuseini and Francis Bonzie Arthur 4th Referee: Wiseman Ghansah Match Commissioner: Awudu Dyan

Prediction: 1-0

MEDEAMA VS ASANTE KOTOKO (WEDNESDAY)

After a shocking one nil defeat to Berekum Chelsea at home. Asante Kotoko will travel to a daunting ground in Akoon Park hoping to bounce back. The Porcupine Warriors have faced problems both on and off the pitch. Just few days ago, GFA banned the club temporary from playing at the Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium after the fans of the club were involved in hooliganism,an appalling and unsporting event which led to one fan being shot. The club will hope to put all these aside when they travel to Tarkwa to face the in form and resilient Medeama. Medeama are so far unbeaten this season and have already dropped one giant Accra Hearts of Oak in Tarkwa. They’ll hope they replicate that scintillating performance when the face the troubled Asante Kotoko.

Stat of the match: Medeama have won their last three games in all competitions against Asante Kotoko in Tarkwa. They won the last two by 1-0 score line.

Venue: Akoon Park, Tarkwa

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Latif Adaari Assistants: Courage Kuechufia and Shine Ayitey 4th Referee: Jones Akubiem Match Commissioner: C.M Atsatsa

Prediction: 2-1

WAFA VS HEARTS OF OAK (WEDNESDAY)

Hearts of Oak recorded their first win of the season when they beat Ebusua Dwarfs by 2-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium over the weekend. WAFA also dropped points for the first time this season when they drew 0-0 against Elmina Sharks in Elmina. Accra Hearts of Oak will have bittersweet memories going into this game, the last time the two sides met was in May 2019 in the Normalization Special cup in Accra. Accra Hearts of Oak won the game by 4-0. Also the last time Accra Hearts of Oak travelled to Sogakope to play WAFA in the league, they lost by 5-0. A disappointing result they’ll hope to avoid this time round.

Stat of the match: Hearts of Oak have conceded 11 goals in their last 3 games at WAFA in all competitions.

Venue: Sogakope Stadium

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Alphonse Atiapa Assistants: Emmanuel Allou Atebson and Seidu Dauda 4th Referee: Christopher Asante Match Commissioner: Felix Adjetey Sowah

Prediction: 2-1

LEGON CITIES VS ASHANTI GOLD (WEDNESDAY)

Legon Cities will on Wednesday night welcome another big club to the Accra Sports Stadium. They’ll hope they can win this time at the venue after losing 3-1 to Kumasi Asante Kotoko. The Royals have lead at a point in 2 if their 3 games, but are yet to secure a win this season, it’ll be a big one if they can do it on Wednesday night. They’ll be facing an Ashanti Gold that has won all three games and yet to concede a goal. Goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda is a doubt for this game, he was subbed off in the second half the last time out.

Stat of the match: Ashanti Gold are unbeaten in their last 6 games against Legon Cities (Wa All Stars), they’ve won 3 and drawn 3.

Venue: Accra Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 7pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Joshua Samadji Assistants: Kofi Kyei Andoh and Frederick Danful 4th Referee: Akudzi Martins Match Commissioner: Andrews Tamakloe

Prediction: 2-2

GREAT OLYMPICS VS KARELA (THURSDAY)

Olympics will on Thursday welcome Karela to the Accra Sports Stadium for the last game of this gameweek. This will be the first meeting between the two sides. Olympics are yet to win a point this season and are one of two sides yet to score a goal this season. After losing this first league game at home to WAFA, Karela have bounced back superbly, drawing away to Elmina Sharks and beating Inter Allies by 2-1. Karela will hope they can deepen the wounds of Olympics when they the two sides face off.

Stat of the match: Great Olympics are one of two sides yet to score a goal this season.

Venue: Accra Sports Stadium

Kickoff: 3pm

Match OfficialsReferee: Ali Musah Assistants: Emmanuel Dolagbanu and Richard Appiah 4th Referee: Bashiru Dauda Match Commissioner: James Adjei

Prediction: 1-1

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